# An airplane is at height of #10000# feet. At what angle (rounded to whole degree), it must descend if the airport is #50# miles away?

##### 1 Answer

Mar 25, 2017

Airplane must descend at

#### Explanation:

As one mile is

airport is

Hence tangent (equal to opposite side divided by adjacent side) of angle formed is

and looking at tables (or scientific calculator) angle